A wood frog gives off death spasms after being hit by a vehicle on Route 5 in Springfield, Vt., on April 22, 2014. A volunteer crossing brigade spent several hours of the night helping many amphibians cross the road safely, though they couldn’t reach all the travelers in time. (Valley News – Will Parson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week promises rainy days and the coming of the spring frog populations. Many of these frogs will cross roads on their way to breeding sites in vernal pools. Some frogs are luckier than others and as Kermit was fond of saying “its not easy bein’ green”.
Should you happen upon the less fortunate frogs in your commute home, I would be most grateful if you would hop on over, bag them up for me and drop me an email. Please note the location where each frog croaked (see what I did there?).
We will also gladly accept your road-killed salamanders.
Photo courtesy New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
“NH Rabbit Reports is a citizen science project sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, with support from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. The project is collecting data, photos, and sighting information to help researchers better understand the distribution and potential abundance of rabbit species in the Granite State.”
Two days-old Berkshire piglets at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. (Courtesy Tom Remp, Billings Farm & Museum)
AND YOU CAN PAT THEM (!).
Get your fix of adorable creatures on Friday and Saturday during Billings Farm & Museum’s annual Baby Animal Celebration. The event, now in its sixth year, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and offers a variety of infant animals for you to squeal over.
(Our Calendar editor, Liz Sauchelli, saw the animals in person this week and has confirmed that they are darling.)
The celebration will take place at the Woodstock site. Admission for adults is $16; ages 62 and over, $14; children 5-15, $8; and ages 3-4, $4. Children ages 2 and under are free.